MAYO STYLE AWARDS 2019: Profiles of finalists in Best in Men's Fashion and Grooming category

LEADING public relations guru Lesley Emerson profiles the three finalists in Best in Men's Fashion and Grooming category of The Connaught Telegraph Mayo Style Awards at Breaffy House Resort next Friday night. 


Ricky’s Barbers, Ballina

Ricky’s Barbers in Ballina definitely isn’t a run of the mill traditional barbers shop. There’s a seriously contemporary feel with TV screens for live matches and X Box for customers too.

Although probably best known for modern hairstyles and freehand designs, Ricky provides all aspects of male grooming and haircuts such as hot towel shaves, fades, beard trimming and trendy hairstyles.

Ricky Pownell’s clientele range in age from teens to eighty-somethings. Everyone gets just the haircut they want. Ricky is very active on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat and love to take photos of their many satisfied customers with their bespoke hairstyles.

It’s just two years since Ricky opened the doors and since then he has established a thriving business, differentiating himself very effectively from the competition.


Staunton’s Barbers, Castlebar

Staunton’s Barbers has been an established part of Castlebar for almost 50 years.

Mike Staunton describes them as being for men looking for a barber shop atmosphere with a modern twist.

They offer all types of traditional and modern haircuts, hair colouring and shaving. Additionally, they are stockists of all major men’s grooming products.

Staunton’s has adapted with the times and while still offering standard services, is the perfect place for a fade cut or colour camo.

Customers can even book online through the website for the ultimate in convenience.


Unit 7 Clothing, Castlebar

Since Richie Needham set up seven years ago, Unit 7 has established itself at the forefront of trendy men's fashion in Castlebar.

The distinctive shop front is eye-catching and the clothes inside no less so. Unit 7 is not afraid to challenge the norms in menswear, aiming at a younger, fashion conscious clientele.

They stock a wide range of suits for every occasion from weddings to special events.

They offer a winning combination of great looking, high quality clothing at prices that won't hurt the wallet.

Unit 7 say their clothes come straight from the design table to factory where they use only grade A quality fabrics, and from the factory direct to their shops. In this way they cut out the middle man and feel they can offer the absolute best prices and value.

Unit 7 always has a great atmosphere and friendly service making for a great shopping experience for the sharp dressing man. Unit 7 are fuelling fashion in Mayo.